The Best Pizza Dough

I love Pizza especially homemade. Mainly because it taste way better than any chain, I know what’s in it, and I can control my ingredients. This is the best pizza dough recipe I’ve tried and I have tried a lot of dough recipes. It never comes out to sticky or to tough to work with it is the perfect consistency. It is now my go to recipe and has never failed me. I found this off Pinterest from www.laurenslatest.com

Basic Pizza Dough yield: 2-12 inch pizzas, approximately 1 lb. of dough Print This Recipe Print This Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 tablespoon honey {or sugar} 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 3 cups bread flour {give or take 1/2 cup…depending on the heat & humidity}

Directions: In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.

Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it doesn’t stick to your hands.

Once you reach this stage, turn the mixer on high to knead for 6 minutes. Turn a timer on and walk away! Resist the temptation to stop earlier than 6 minutes! That seems to be the magical number. It should look something like this when it’s done! The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean!

Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours. That’s it!

Now you can turn this dough into anything your little heart desires.

If you go to her website she has pictures in case you’re a visual person. Hope you enjoy!

 

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